The 911 Addressing Office plays a crucial role in enhancing public safety and emergency response services by implementing a comprehensive and uniform system of permanent road addresses for all residences and businesses across the county. This systematic approach not only benefits emergency services but also serves the United States Postal Service, local business owners, and individual citizens by minimizing the challenges associated with locating properties and buildings.
The traditional Route and Box number addresses have been replaced with a more precise numerical street addressing system. This new system assigns numerical street addresses based on the distance a structure is located along a specific road. Employing a scale of 1,000 numbers per mile, a structure situated 1/10 of a mile down the road on the right will be assigned an address starting with 100, while a location 1/2 mile on the right will have an address beginning with 500. To further enhance clarity, even-numbered addresses will be on the right side of the road, while odd-numbered addresses will be on the left, ensuring a logical progression as numbers increase.
By implementing this standardized addressing system, the 911 Addressing Office aims to improve the efficiency of emergency services, facilitate mail delivery, and simplify property identification for local businesses and residents. The result is a more organized and accessible system that contributes to the overall safety and well-being of the community.